Sri Lanka Panchayat in Chittoor elections! Strange to hear but this is something that has not looked for a solution for 40 years! Sri Lanka for social recognition ..
Sri Lanka Panchayat in Chittoor elections! Strange to hear but this is something that has not looked for a solution for 40 years! Sri Lankan refugees’ long struggle for social identity! Sri Lankan refugees who were born and raised in Chittoor district are losing their job opportunities due to lack of caste certificates. We need our votes. They want to boycott the panchayat elections. Why should we actually vote? That is depressing.
If you have not been given caste certificates, why should you vote? Is being questioned. Sri Lankan refugees in Chittoor district say they will vote if problems are solved! Except as voters..do you recognize us as human beings? Why don’t they give social recognition to those who were born and raised here and studied for degrees? These young women are questioning that!
This is the consciousness of the families who came as refugees from Sri Lanka forty years ago to Chittoor District Gangavara! In fact all of them are Indians! He went to Sri Lanka for employment during the British rule and came to Chittoor district as a refugee in 1983 and settled in many places. More than 250 of them settled in Gangavaram Sri Lanka Colony. Has been fighting for social recognition for four decades.
This is a situation where you have to go and study in the neighboring states for a caste certificate. In the Gangavaram Sri Lankan colony, more than 90 young men and women are losing their degree certificates or job opportunities. They warn to vote until their problem is solved. These young men and women want the AP government to understand their struggle of forty years!
Refugees from Sri Lanka are said to have gained social recognition in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and other districts in AP. Injustice is being perpetrated in the Gangavaram zone itself. Sri Lankan refugee families are demanding that their problems be solved by giving them social recognition as they have remained voters for forty years.